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litchcock Says He Does Not Re
gard President's Declaration
As Calculated to Cut Off
Any Reasonable Compromise
rrn 1 3 s Irrcconentible r lies. ilowccr.
llellrtr Thill Ihe ItncHtlon lino Herri
I'm Into Presidential rniiipnlKii In
I.Ik'iI of Recent Vlteriincen
Washington, .Inn. !. Th fortunes of i
! treaty (it Versailles became even
nnre u iis-o tl"il lo-ilay when, following
'resident Wilson's Jackson day pro-
uiincoinent for taUliiK tho question tn
lie people in the political campaign, nun
t'tlllr,.,, 1 I....- II... . .....,..ultl In i
uch a eoniFn democratic and republican
rleiuK (if the treaty in the Senate re
iwed d' 'ormlnciHy their effort to secure I
i enmpromls.1 ratification.
Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska, the
icting di nioeratle lender, said he did
lot regard the President's declaration
s calculated to cut. off any reasonable
ompromise, and predicted ratification
"fori! the campaign was under way. 1
I'he mild reservation group of republl- j
ans took much the same view, and the
(roup of democrats who have been urgent
,i their deincnd for a compromise do- j
lared their position wan in no way
ilterod. I
jIscr.PMOii ot cumproinl.se reservations i
ccnruinmv weni xorwnrti an aciiveiy 1
lefore, a conference being arranged on
he republican side, to take up In detail ,
he set of reservations) submitted recently
iy Senator Kendrlel: of Wyoming and
ther democrats It was said a counter
iroposnl might be drawn up within a few
lays, and all of the parties to the nogo-
latlons seemed hopeful that an agree-
iient ultimately would he reaehed.
Among the treaty's Irreconcilable foes.
however, the President's .Hand and the
tatemenl last night of Senator Lodge
if Massachusetts, republican Senate ,
eaner, that he would ' most cordially
welcome the treaty as a political Isbuo,
inestlon Into the campaign. This group
insistently has predicted failure for the .
uniiiuniin' ill's 'Li, iii'ii.-., iwiu tut;, h a r j
iinre nnltK'e tn.ilHV thnli ever Hint there
In announcing the compromise plans
would go ahead, Senator Hitchcock said '
Hint of course the democrats rould not
gree to any compromise vitally Impalr
ng the treaty, and that there would be
the 1'iesldent could accept. Some
that point, however, declaring privately '
that they would take the best compro
mise they could get and then put the
i esnotislhlllt v wtralirht ui to the While!
The speech of Mr. Dryan which In ad-
lit ion to opposing any effort to carry
he treaty into the campaign, advocated
.lp,-iri, Li'nii'i Willi, v. tun jiut uiiu iiiu
Jennie reeoio to-nav ov eniuor ieior-
-nlck, ropubllcnn, Illinois, after the Pres-
dent s letter announcing Ills stand had
oecn presented by Senator Hitchcock,
:enutor McCormick requested that the
wo "b" printed In Juxtaposition, in view
)t reports that they aie agreed on the
.'o debate developed and only one
Mher occasion during tho day was there
i mention on the Senate floor of the
reaty or the .Inrkson day developments.
I'hat was when Senator Walsh of Mas
sachusetts, a reservation democrat put
n a letter from Piesldent Lowell of Har
vard asking that the democrats show a
willingness to compromise on article ten.
Hitherto an advocate of unreserved rati
fication, Dr. Lowell wrote that he was
convinced article ten Imposed objection
able obligations.
Mr. Ttryan did not tarry lone In
Washington leaving early In the day
for Lincoln, Nob., where he will speak
Monday. He did not confer with ilemo
fiallc leaders here before "his depar
iu re.
Tile cabinet met to-day, but if the
members, discussed the split between
the President and Mr. Bryan or Mr,
Wilson's stand they would not ad
mit It.
Democratic leaders did not attempt,
however, to minimize the effect that
the split between the President and
his former secretary of state might
have both at the convention and at
the polls in November. They recalled
the dominant role Mr. Itryan played
at the Raltlmnre gathering when Mr.
Wilson first was nomlnnted and while
ihe convention time Is yet in the dis
tance, some of them, at least, look
forward to stirring events in San
Many of the democratic leaders who
gathered hern for the Jackson day de
liberations left to-day for their homes,
chairman Homer S. Cummings, of the
National committee, conferred with
Mime of those remaining concerning
arrangements for the party convention
on Juno 28, but no definite decision
was reached.
A meeting of tho executivo commu
te will be called soon to formally dis
cuss plans. Meantime, Chairman Cum
mings expects to select members of a
committee on arrangements which will
go to San Francisco, probably In
Fcbruar, to make, necessary arrange
ments there.
Mexico City, .Jan. 8. Tho estimated
number of casualties attending the earth
quake Saturday evening tho western part
of tho state of Vera Cruz still stands at
2,000 or more.
Despatches fiom the striken area do
not oven estimate Uio damago done, nor
do they give accurate lists of dead, On
tho other hand, limy do not deny reports
ot Ihe disappearance of ono village, tho
total destruction of several others and
tho Inundation of several towns by water
pouring down mountain streams.
Military expeditions, with nmhulanccs,
doctors and supplies, havu been sent Into
tho affected districts.
Many petitions have been sent tho
archbishop of Mexico to send the famous
Virgin lie Los Hemedlos Into tho carth
iiuako area from tho Hhrino at Ilartolo
Vaucnlpan, where It Is Jealously guarded
by Indians. This virgin has figured In
many dlsaslers during tho history of tho
New York. .Ian. 12. Tho last cnntlmrnnt
of troops quartered at tho military camp
at Brest arrived hero to-day on tho trans
port Oeorgo Washington. Tho vessel
brought 2.17 officers, war workers and
civilians and G15 troops, The George
Washington will bo turned nvor to the
United States Shipping Hoard and will
bi allocated hour to some steamship
Axironai '
The Announcement Is Made at the Jackson Din
ner and Immediately the Air.Is Charged with
Political Electricity President's Message
Says Question of League of Nations Should
Be Submitted to Voters as "The Clear and
Single Way Out" Bryan Says Democratic
Party Cannot Go Before the Country on the
Issue but Rather Must Secure Such Com
promises as May Be Possible.
Washington, .Ian. 8. fBy the Associated
Press,) A split between President Wil
son nn.l William .1. Uyan over whether
the League of Nations should ho mndo
an Issue at the coming election topped
off the Jackson day deliberations of tho
Democratic party chiefs.
It came at tho Jackson dinner as the
climax of a day in which San Francisco
had been chotfen as the meeting place
of the democratic natlonnl convention on
Juno 23 and It charged tho air with
political electricity.
President Wilson, In his message rend
to tho diners, assembled in two separate
halls, declared that the "clear and single
way out wns to submit tho question to
Ihe voters as "a great and solemn refer
Mr. Rryan, showing all the old-tlmo
vigor with which he led the fight for
the President's nomlnatloi. at Baltimore
in 1912, declared that tho Democratic
party could not go before tho country on
the Issue, because It Involved a delay
of 14 months and meant success only If
the democrats captured a two-thirds ma
jority of the Senate. The party, Mr.
Bryan declared, must secure such com
promises as may bo possible,"
The disagreement between the President
and his former secretary of state, tho
first in public view since Mr. Bryan
left the cabinet because he did not agreo
with the President's course In the dlplo- j
matte negotiations with Germany, was
thus disclosed as a fact, although It has
been rumored and rojortcd In the under
ground currents of national politics. In
the opinion ' of the political leaders It
crystallized un Issue.
President Wilson, In his message, said
nothing whatever about a third term for
himself and neither did he make any
formal announcement of his Intended re
tirement to private life as some had fore
cast he would. Mr. Bryan In his pre
pared address said nothing bearing on
any ambitions toward a fourth presiden
tial nomination, but before reading his
manuscript he said he had nothing to ask
and that therefore the diners would not
listen to him with the thought that they
were listening to a candidate.
There were a dozen or more other
speakers at the dinners and their views
on whether the league should be made
a campaign Issue were either divided, In
favor -of the President's or Mr. Bryan's
or else they did not touch on tho subject
at all.
The gist of their speeches might easily
be epitomized In this fashion:
Senator Pomerene: Ratify the treaty
with or without reservations,
Former Secretary McAdoo: An arraign
ment of republican administration, but ex
piession about the league.
Secretary Daniels: .Mr. Bryan Is entitled
to credit for tho League of Nations treaty
because his peace investigation conven
tions were the ground work for It.
Senator Hitchcock: Honorable com
promise on the league question or a llnisli
Senator Owen: immediate ratification
and proceed witli reconstruction legisla
tion. Chairman Cummings: "Inevitable im
pulses" are carrying the Democratic party
"each day nearer and nearer to victory."
Governor Cornwcll of West Virginia:
"American Institutions are in danger of
being overthrown by the unchecked
growth of a 'labor autocracy," "
Vice-chairman Kremer: "We accept the
gauge of battle."
Governor Cox of Ohio: "The old guard
is In control of the party (republican)
which it well nigh wrecked by its greed."
Attorney General Palmer: "The war
will not be over in fact until the iRsues
which it has raised arc passed upon by
tho great court of appeals In America
and the Judgment of the people Is en
Former Ambassador Gernrd: "The coun
try demands that both sides get together,
that a compromise be made and peace
given to the world."
Former Speaker Clark: "Democratic
achievements during the last six years
untitle tho party to a long lease of pow
Senator Underwood: "The Issuo is clear.
The President has defined it beyond
The host of democrat's on hand for
the dlnnor had swamped tho available
accommodations of any ono hotel In
town and tho party was divided into
two dinners at two seperato hotels a
block apart. National Chairman Cum
mlugs presided at ono and vice-chairman
Kremer at the other. The dining
rooms were packed, tickets wore at a
piomium and there were many disap
pointed ones who had to content thom
selves with straining thnlr cars at tho
Both dinners began with toasts
drunk to tho halth of President Wil
son, tho guests olevatlng goblets of
Potomac River water.
At tho dinner whero Mr Cummings
presided, Vlco-Prcsldenl Marshall was
seated at tho right and Secrotury Lans
ing at the left. Two women, Mrs.
George Bass of Colorado and Mrs.
Charles Tiffany of Now York woro at
the speakers' table. At tho dinner ovnr
which Mr. Kremer presided Mrs, Peter
Olesen of Minnesota sat at tho speak
ers' table,
The same hcI of speakers addressed
both dinners, going from ono to tho
other In various order. At some timo
during tho evening both parties of din
ers woro addressed by Senator Hitch
cock, Oovornor Cornwoll of West Vir
ginia, Governor Cox of Ohio, James W.
Gerard, Sonator Underwood, Secretary
Daniels, former Speaker Champ Clark,
Attorney General Palmiir, Mrs. Olesen,
Senator Pomerene, Senator Owen and
Wllllum .1. Bryan, Former secretary
McAdoo'B telegram and President Wil
son's message woro read to each,
In opening the speaking program, Honler
S. Cummings, chairman of the. demo
cratlo national committee, who will diroct
tin- party's man presidential campaign,
declnied that "Inevitable Impulses" were
at work "carrying us each day neaier
and nearer to victory."
"Our cause Is sacred," he said, "and i
tho contest Is but the measuring of our '
own spirits. For the. present, wc arc
enduring with what patience we may,
an Interlude of republican Incapacity. .
Tho American people have paid, and are
still paying, a staggering penalty for the j
election of a. republican House and Senate .
In November, WW. Since that time all
the processes of government have been
impaired, the work of reconstruction has
been delayed, the development and ex-
tension of American business has been
prevented and the peace of the world has
been postponed. I
"Contrasted with their patent Inaptl- I
tude we place our unparalleled record
In peace and In war, enriched by a leader-
ship which has carried America to greater i
heights of prosperity and honor and suc
cess than she has ever known before."
In proposing tho health of President
Wilson "stricken by his service tcy
humanity," Mr. Cummings made brief
reference to the treaty of Versailles anil
the League of Nations.
Compromise of the peace treaty fight
In the Senate was urged by James W.
Gerard, former ambassador to Germany,
and an active cnndldate for tho demo
cratic nomination for tho presidency.
"I havo been for the league without
change," said Mr, Gerard, "but a great
danger threatens Europe. Without peace
th Red flag will again be seen In the old
capitals of the central empires a tiro
kindled that my spread over the earth.
Our country senses this It is sick of talk.
It demands that both sides get together
that a compromise be made and peace
given to tho world after all the reserva
tions are in favor of America and if tho
other powers accept no harm can come
to us by adopting them."
Turning to the situation at home, Mr.
Gerard said the Republican party to-day
was. "confident of success and so Its
loaders nro looking for a candidate war
ranted In case of election to stand with
out hltchlnf, while the wicked end of
Wall Street is sharpening its knives for
the slaughter."
"For there Is a good and bad Willi
street," hp continued. "A good Wall
Street composed of broke! s and banks
and corporations doing business honest
ly; but there Is also a wickedly specula
tive Wall Street, wrecking railroads when
It can and fleecing the public.
"If the railroads go back to private
ownership government control must be
so strict that this combination of law
yers and doubtful bankers cannot again
take up the old game."
Referring to the Industrial situation,
Mr, Gerard said men could not be made
to woik by threatening them with jail or
"by governing the coutnry industrially
by Injunction."
"Tho Hade unions have come to stay,"
he said, "You cannot expect the work
ers to abandon the unions, but the
moment the unions or any other organiza
tions seel: to usurp the functions of tho
government or to put themselves above
the government, they must be put down
with a hand of steel. The solution 1 am
confident will come in partnership tho
admission of the workers to a share In
profits and management."
Mr. Bryan told his audience that un
like some of the other speakers lie had
nothing to ask but spoke from gratitude
rather than in expectation.
"You will, therefore," ho added, "not
listen to me with the thought that you
are listening to a candidate."
Mr. Bryan then read his prepared ad
dress, saying he would follow it exactly
because It was written before he knew
tho contents of the President's letter.
As he proceeded, however, Mr. Bryan
Interspersed numerous extemporaneous
"When wo remember the anathemas
with which we havo denounced tho re
publicans for seven months' delay," he
said, referring to the treaty, "what will
no our answer to Europe now If we delay
for another It months while we consult
the American people?"
"If 1 know the American people," he
continued, "they will never transfer to
any foreign nation tho right to say when
our boys shall ho conscripted."
"it is with keenest regret that I find
that I am to be deprived of tho pleasure
and privilege of Joining you and tho other
loyal democrats who are to assemblo to
night to celebrato Jackson day and re
new their vows of fidelity to tho great
principles, of our party, tho principles
which must now fulfill the hopes not on
ly of our own people hut of tho world.
"Tho United States enjoyed tho spirit
ual leadership of the world until tho Sen
nto of the United States failed to ratify
the treaty by which the belligerent nations
sought to effect the settlements for which
they had fought throughout the war. It
is Inconceivable that at this supreme"
crisis and final turning point In the In
lornatlonal relations of tho whole world,
when the results of tho great war am by
no means determined and are still nues.
tlonnblo and dependent upon events which
no man can foresee or count upon tho
United States should withdraw from the
concert of progressive and enlightened
nations by which Germany was defeated
and all similar governments (If the world
ho so unhappy as tn contain uny) warned
of tho certain consequences of any at
tempt of a llko Iniquity, and yet that Ih
the effect of the courao tho Senato of the
United States has taken with regard to
the treaty. of Versailles. Germany Is
beaten, hut wo are still at war with her,
and the old stage is reset for a repetition
of tho old plot. It is now ready for the
resumption of tho old offensive ami de
fensive nlllancoa which made settled
peace ImpoRBlhlu. It Is now open again to
every sort of Intrigue. Tho old spies, are
free (o resume their former abominable
activities, Tlioy are again at liberty to
mako It Impossible for gnvci nnients to bo
sure what mischief is being worked
100 Jurymen Drawn for Panel
in Suit Against the Ex
Governor Montpollcr, Jan. !). Sheriff F. If.
Tracey this afternoon drew 100 names
of Jurymen who will be used from
which to select a panel In tho rnsn tn ,.ty to-day with every lino ot tho
of State vs. H. F. Orahm, which will i Franklin County Telephone company,
bo commenced January 20. local and toll, out of commission as tho
Tho list Is callead early so that the 'result of firo which was discovered short
men will bo able to arrange matters ly ncroro slx Oviock this morning In the
so they can attend tho drawing of Iloi,el.t Seymour building on Kingman
tho Jury which will probably take trect, other occupants of tho building
several days. iwerc: James Grant, pool room; W. A.
Tho officers, who will be In charge MoUpnnnlIl undertaking parlors; Bailey's
or tho case will he Sheriff !. 1 . Mu8,c ,,, llml th(! Amerlcan Express
Tracy, Deputy H. C. Lawson, 11. J. conumny le flrst oor. tho offlc(,s of
Slay ton and A. A. Emery. Dr A stovcllon mld nr. , N, Mt)nte-
among their own pennle, what Internal i Eugenie Guyotto and her son, Raymond
dlsordors arc being fomented. jGuyctte, In addition to the telephono
"Without the covenant of the League company, on the second floor; and tho
of Nations, there may be as many secret Masonic Lodge rooms on tho third floor,
treaties as ever, to destroy the conll- The loss Is estimated at $8,000 to $12,000,
donee of governments in each other, and which is probably covered by Insurance,
their valldltv cannot he questioned. None Tho firo originated in tho boiler room
of tho objects we professed to be fight- under McLennan's offlco from an over
ing for has been secured or can bo made licoted furnace.
certain of without this nation's ratlflca- 1 The first alarm was given by Miss
Hon of the trentv and its entry Into tho Minnie Marquette, night operator for tho
covenant. This nation entered the great telephone company, who smcllcd smoke,
war to vindicate Its own rights and to and feeling the floor hot under her feet
protect nnd preserve freo government. It telephoned tho fire station about B:30
went Into tho war to see It through to o'clock. She then began to notify people
the end, nnd tho end tins not yet come, who had offices or stores In the building,
it went Into the war to make an end of ho did not leave her post of duty until
militarism, to furnish guarantees to weak t"o lights on tho switchboard went out,
nations and to make a Just and Instlng Chief F. J. Guorln and four regular men
peace. It entered It with noble enthus- wero on the scene promptly nnd it Is
iasms. Five of tho leading belligerents 'ue to quick nctlon on their part, as well
havo accepted the treaty and formal rati- " on the call men who came In response
ficatlons will soon he exchanged. The nn alarm rung In from box 31, that the
question Is whether this country will loss was not more. Men on the way from
enter and enter wholeheartedly. If it the early morning train to Tho Tavern
does not do so, tho United States and stopped In at the fire and Chlof Guerln
Germany will play a lone hand In the ' aocepted their offer to pull In the alarm,
world. The maintenance of the peace of (When the legular firemen reached tho
the world and the effective execution of building tho fire was burning In the base
the treaty depend upon the wholehearted ment, on tho first floor and had reached
participation of the United States. I the second, following the chimney from
am not "Stating It as a matter of power. I'he basement up to the second floor
Tho point is that the United States Is
the only nation which has sufllcient moral
force with the rest of the world to guar-
nnteo tho substitution of discussion for
war. If w keen out of this nereement.
if wo do not give our guarantees, then
another attempt will be made to crush
tho new nations of Europe.
I do not hellevo that this is what
tho people of this country wish or will
be satisfied with. Personally, I do not
accept the action of the Senate of the
United States as the decision of tho
nation. I have asserted from the first1
that the overwhelming majority of the
people of this country desire the rati
fication of the treaty, and my Impres
sion to that effect has recently been
confirmed by tho unmistakable evi
dences of public opinion given during
my visit to seventeen of the States. 1 1
have endeavored to mako It plain that I
If tho Senate wishes to say what the
undoubted meaning of the league Is, I
shall have no objection; There can be
no reasonable objection to Interpreta
tions accompanying the act of ratifi
cation itself. But when the treaty is
acted upon, I must know whether it
means that wo have ratified or reject
ed it. Wo cannot rewrite this treaty.
Wo must take it without changes
which itltor its meaning, or leave It
and thon, after the rest ot the world
has signed It, we must face tho un-1
thinkable task of making another and
separate kind of treaty with Germany.
"But no mero assertions with regard
to the wish and opinion of the country
are credited. If there Is any doubt as to
what the people of the country think on
this vital matter, the clear and single
way out Is to submit It for determination
at the next election to the voters of tho
nation to give the next election the form
of a great and solemn referendum, a
teferendum as to the part the United
States is to play In completing the settle
ments of the war, and In the prevention
In the future of such outrages as Ger
many attempted to perpetrate. We have
no more moral right to refuse now to lake
part In the execution and administration
of these settlements than we had to re
fuse to take part In the lighting of the
last few weeks of the war which brought
victory and made It possible to dictate
to Germany what tho settlements should
he. Our fidelity to our associates In the
war Is In question, and the whole future
of mankind. It will be heartening to tho
whole world to know the attitude and
purpose of the people of tho United
"I spoke Just now of the spiritual lead
ership of the United States, thinking of
International affairs. But there Is an
other spiritual leadership whicfi Is open
to us and which wo can assume. The
world has been made safe for democracy,
hut democracy has not been finally vin
dicated. All sorts of crimes nro being
committed in its name, all sorts of pre
posterous perversions of Its doctrines and
practices nre being attempted. This, In
iny Judgment, Is to be the great privilege
of the democracy ot tho United States,
to show that It can lend tho way In tho
solution of the great social nnd Indus
trial problems of our time, and lead tho
wny to a happy settled order of llfo, an
well as to political liberty. Tho progiam
for this achievement we must attempt
to formulnte, and In carrying it out wo
shall do more than ran ho done In any
other way to sweop out of existence tho
tyrannous and arbitrary forms of power
which am now masquerading undor tho
uamo of popular government.
"Whenever wo look back to Andrew
Jackson, we should draw fresh Inspira
tion from his character and example.
His mind grasped with such a splendid
deflnltencps and firmness the principle of
national authority and national action.
Ho was so Indmnltablo In his purposo
to give reality to tho principles of the
government, that this is a very fortunate
time to recall his career and to renew our
vows of faithfulness to tho principles
and the pure practices of democracy. I
rejoice to Join you In this renewal of
faith mid purpose, I hope that tho whole
evening may be ot the happiest results
as regards the fortunes of our party nnd
tho nation."
Bratlleboro, Jnn, 8. Nearly W) teachers
mot In tho high school building this nf
lernoon and organized the Brattleboro
Teachers' association, having for Its ob
ject professional, social and economic im
provement. Principal Julius F. Warron
was elected president; Miss Nelllo Fonn,
vice-president; Miss Mary Croker, sec
retary; Miss Bethanla Tucker, treasurer;
and Miss Florence Well man chairman ot
tho executive commlttoe.
But my daughter's ton younft to marry,
vimnir mull.
Hho's Just barely a miss.
I Bho may seem that way to yuu, sir, but
Hhn is a hit "llu me.Ht, ,0iH rilnbc.
I Democrat, ,
With Blaze in Building Phone
Girl Sticks Bravely to
St. Albans, Jan. 12. "You never miss
'tho 'phone 'till tho lines arc dead," is the
Way an old saw was parnphrased In
flore and the living apartments of Mrs
direct by way of a frame holding
the ground wires. On the second
,,oor 'he the flames followed the
Bouth wall across between tho celling
' and the floor, but did not break through
,0 'he third floor. The flames burned I
through tho south end of Bailey's Music
Rooms and the express office, between
the ceiling and floor, but did not extend
innro IVinn Iwn foot f,nni V ,nll I! u
forc turn,ng tho water ,nto the 'muslc
rooms the firemen moved all the vie-
,rn,u hnnt n , r,m,,- ,, , , ,
of the store S(J ,hat damage ,n that
store was slight and there was practi
cally no damage In tho express ofllee
which was also true of Grant's pool
room as the flames did not spread at all
to the east.
Tho fire was under control within half
nn hour after the arrival of the firemen.
The smoke in the hall was so thick when
Dr. Monteflore discovered that there wns
a fire that ho left the building by a
front window, thence down a ladder.
Mrs. Ouyette and her son had no trouble
In going through the hall.
Next to the Telephone company Mr.
McLennan Is the heaviest loser as some
caskets were burned and he suffored con
siderable loss by smoke and water. The
third floor was not touched by the Are.
The telephone frame held about 1,200
pairs of wires and a cable of 400 addi
tional pairs was all ready to be cut
In. Late this afternoon tho comnanv
, ha(1 a to11 ""c Installed in the front
oince oi xuo mulcting witn n messenger
service to notify people of Important
calls. It is unlikely that there will be
any local service for several days.
Deapernle Kffort Made In Cheek Flnnien
Which Sweep Through Ship
Hoboken, N. J., Jan. i. The former
transport St. Louis was scuttled to
night by the opening- of her seacocks
In a desperate effort to check flames
which had swept the shlpo from stem
to stern and were still blazing after a
battle by the fire fighters which last
ed seven hours.
A few hours after the fire started
It was reported under control but an
hour later It burst out with renewed
violence and the fire men wero forced
to retreat before the terrific hoat. At
midnight the ship listed badly and
settled against the Kroonland threat
ening to spread the flames to that
steamer. Every available hose from the
docks and fire tugs wm turned upon
the Kroonland and the danger wns
averted although the ship wne badly
scorched, It was then decided to open
the soacocks on the St, Louis.
Under tho name of tho Louisville th
St. Louis carried many thousands of
American soldiers to Fiance nnd prior
to America's entrance Into the war sho
passed scathless 34 times through the
mine and submnrlne infested regions ot
the North Atlantic. On one occasion, In
June, 1917 she had a battle with a sub
marine and reported that she had ram
med her undersea foe, The St, Louis also
had the distinction of being the first
American armed merchantman to cross
tho Atlantic.
Mobile, Ala., Jan. 12, (By the Asso
ciated Press.) The United States Ship
ping Board steamer Lake Linden was
held by local authorities to-day and
Captain William 11. Goldsborough and 13
members of 'his crew arrested by Sheriff
Holcombo on charges of violating tho
prohibition law. WJhiskey valued at
$20,000, und a yawl boat In which 20 cases
of liquor wero discovered, wero held as
evidence. The Lake Lindoh operated be
tween this port and Havana, Cuba,
Salem, Ore,, Jnn. 12. Tho Oregon Leg
Islature In special session hero to-day
ratified the nmendmcnt to tho federal
constitution granting suffrage to wom
Los Angeles, Ca!., Jan. 8. Anna Prater,
a ncgress, to-day officially wns listed as
115 yearH old by federal census enumera
tors. She was born In South Carolina, sho
said, was sold 15 times ns a slavo; ncted
as "mammy" to M wnlto children, and
ran away from three masters only to bo
re-captured each time,
While tolling her llfo history sho busied
hcmelf with sowing.
Purls, Jan, 12. President Polncare has
written a letter to tho electors of tho de
partment of tho Meuso ncceptlng tho
sonatorshlp to which he was elected by
that depart m en t yesterday. The President
wiih nut a candidate, but received a few
votes on tho first ba Hot and was chosen
almost unanimously on tho second bullet.
Inspectors Find $1,500 Worth i
Was Consigned to Dun
nemora, N. Y.
Rouses Point, Is. ., Jan. 9, Ninety
eight cases nt Canadian whiskey were ! Loan will bo necessary if Congress cm
discovered In a carload of hay in the .harks on "new fields of largo expendltui :
yard hero this artcrnoon anil were, con- or reduces the aggregate volumo ot
flscated by H. S. Ladd, deputy collec- txes," Secretary Glass declared In a
tor of customs In chnrso at this port, statement to-night setting forth In dn-
The seizure was made through the tall the government's financial condition,
vlliganco of Inspector B. Flanagan, f n,t present tax level Is retalnod and
who called Deputy Ladd to the yard ,.. expenditures are kept down, tho
and he unloaded tho hay. Tho car ar- , turn has romo In the tide of government
rived here from a point near Montreal financing, tho secretary asserted,
yesterday about noon and was set out Barring the congressional action men
In tho yard, as Is all freight from tinned. Mr. Glass helleved tho treasury
Canadian Points, for Inspection, would lie able to pay Its own way from
It was consigned to Dannemora, N. tnx mid ,vnr mlivage receipts.
V., probably to a flctltloim person. If As incentive of tho progress made by
is possible that the whiskey was to the treasury In solution of these prob
havo been reconsigned from Danne- I(,mM Mri QaS!) pont(,d to reduction
mora. The whiskey probably cost about i.vcen September 1 and Januury 1 In
LG0U and would have sold for about the nation's gross debt and In the two
$12,000. i cBSSen 0f certificates of Indebtedness out-
This, is the. second solzuro nr.com-' standln The gross debt which on Sep
pllshed this week through the vigilance tpmll(,r t wa 2G,C9C,701,O18 was $25,837.-
Giillly iif Attempt to Kill Mm. Joseph
Itoblnnou nt Suntim I.nsl No-
vemlicr 2r
j 60UO0 of these yet to be funded.
St. Albans, Jan. .S. Not less than 10 The ioan certificates outstanding Jan
nor moro thnn 12 years at hard labor Uary 1 were of Issues maturing January
at the Stato prison at Windsor was the 2, January 15, February 2 and February
sentence given Harry Liberty of Bur- 1G. Au of tea?, the secretary said, havo
llngton this afternoon by Judge Chase l)oen ()r wm bo paid out of cash in hand
lifter ho had been found guilty of as- janllary 1, or from the proceeds of sales
sault with Intent to 1:111 Mrs. Joseph j ot tax certificates Issued In anticipation
Robinson of Swanton on November 25 of linv ono ot foUl. tax bailments due
'afc' I during tho present year.
Tho case of Stato vs. Benjamin La- i
gro of Rlchford, charged with obtain-
Ing money under false pretonses, wan ifl M l FQ fit MPUI UlRlHJllflV
taken up and before court adjourned 4U IlllLLJ UI 11 LIT IIIUIIlIHl
for the day tho Stato rested.
The case of Stato vs. Ambrose F. Carr
of Easton, Pa., charged with perjury i
Is sot for trial next Monday afternoon I
at two 'oclock. '
AVcUdlnc of Ilutlnnil Youiii; People
Holli Well Known In Uurllng-ton
Rutland. Jan S. Miss Dorothy C.
Temple, daughter of Alderman and Mrs.
'John C. Temple of this city, and Pr.
Clifton E. Killary, a practicing dentist
' in this city who is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
JJohn W. Killary of Burlington, were mar
rled at three o'clock this afternoon at
the bride's home by the Rev. George A.
jButtrick, pastor ot the Congregational
'church. Miss Vera V. Egelston of Rut
lland was bridesmaid and Dr. Howard F.
Killary of Burlington was best man. John
j Temple, little nephew of the bride, car
ried the gold bands for the double ring
service, and two small nieces, Loraino
Russoll, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
'II. Russell, formerly,, of Burlington, and
I Isabelle Kirk of Rutland, were flower
'girls, carrying old-fashioned nosegays.
The bride wore white georgette nnd car
, rled pink and white roses and her at
tendant was gowned In grey georgette
over pink, carrying daybreak roses. About
f.0 friends anil relatives attended a recep
tion after the ceremony.
Dr. and Mrs. Killary went to Now York
on 10 days' wedding trip,
j The bride is a graduate of the Rutland
high school and of Miss Wheelock's
kindergarten school, Burlington. Dr.
Killary obtained his professional educa
tion at the Baltimore Dental College. He
practiced dentistry in Burlington before
coming to Rutland a year ago. He held
a lieutenant's commission in the medical
department of the United States army
during the war.
.Suffer VervmiM Breakdown Before
Ihe Public 40 Venn
Unlonlown, Pa., Jan, 8. Madame Maud
Powell, well known throughout the coun
try as a violinist, died In a hotel hero to
day. She suffered a nervous breakdown
yesterday and became so 111 that her con
cert night was cancelled.
New York, Jan. 8. News of the death
of Maud Powell, who was universally re
garded by critics as the world's most tal
ented woman violinist, was received with
regret to-day In musical circles which
had closely followed her career of moro
than 40 jears.
Maud Powell was In her 52nd year and
had given thousands of concerts In tho
United States and Europo slnco she first
attracted attention as a child prodigy In
the middle west. She was born in Peru,
j Hi., and at tho age of 13 went abroad to
I study in Lelpslc, Paris and Berlin, Her
New York debut was made when she was
1C years old. She was married in VJ04 to
H. Godfrey Turner of London,
Cincinnati, Jan. 8. The championship
season in the American Leaguo will open
on Wednesday, April 11, the date al
icady chosen hy tho National League.
The old schedule of 1M gurries will bo
played in each league, the season closing
on Sunday, October 3.
Montpelier, Jnn. 8. Arguments wero
made In the Rutland county case of James
B. Green vs. Arthur Helme, Luolla llclmo,
Francis Luff. Snrah Luff, Martin Mc
Mahon, Edward McGrath, Margaret Mc
Grath and Mario Throop In Supreme
Court. This Is a enso which was appealed
from chancery court In Rutland county.
Walter Fonton and M. C. Wobber made
tho arguments In the case.
Y. M. C. A. OF THE
Montpollcr, Jnn. 8. The advisory board
of tho Young Men's Christian association
lof the University of Vermont has filed
lartlcles of association In the office ot the
secretary of Stato for the purpose of con
cluding tho Institution at tho university.
(The papers nro signed by F. B. Jinks
nnii some ouier men connected wun
the college,
Now York, Jan. 8. Tho largest hotel In
America exclusively for men and designed
especially for business women and thoee
of moderate means will bo erected In the
heart of Now York on a slto purchased
to-day by the promoting company at
57th strcot nnd Lexington avenue.
Tho building Is to consist of 17 stories
on a plot of about 9,000 square feet. It
will contain approximately 700 rooms to be
runted nt rates of $1 and $2 a day, A roof
g'irdeii, gymnasium, private kitchens and
laundries uro Included in the plans,
Necessary Says Glass If Expen
ditures Increase or Taxes
Are Reduced
Washington, Jan. 11, Another Liberty
. 073.SO7 on January 1. Reduction In the
floating debt (unmatured treasury certlft
j cates of Indebtedness of J622,6M,2j0 has
i been made slnco September 1, leaving
I th,. Intnl nlttutnnrltnr nhtliraSniia rxt Ihl-
nature, at $3,r7;,435,$00 on January 1, A
reduction of fC85,726.500 wns reported for
tne same poriou in tno outstanding so
called loan certificates, leaving $1,326,-
. Work
lo He Done Nest Hammer
der the I-Vderal Aid
Montpelier, Jan. 8. Surveys have been
completed by State Engineer H. M. Mc
intosh for S. B. Bates of the highway de
partment on some 4D miles of highway
that will be constructed next summer un
der the federal aid projects In road work
, by which the federal government pays
one-half of the expense. The total ex
pense of that which has been surveyed
and estimates given to the federal gov
ernment will amount to about $1,000,000.
I This does not Include the State money
that is used in maintenance, which will
amount to another $1,000,000, so that when
tho year's work Is completed over $2,000.
000 will be expended, Including $100,000 left
over from last year's work.
The federal aid projects Include 13.C5
miles of road in between Dorset and Wal
Hngford, the estimated price of construc
tion being $302,440.10, which will bo gravel
road as appropriated by the federal gov
ernment. Other projects which are to ba
constructed upon which tho estimated
price has not yet been approved by the
federal government are a short piece ot
road between South Burlington and
Shelburne to be bituminous macadum;
four miles In Cambridge of gravel; four
miles on the road between New Haven
and Walthnm of water bound macadum;
C.C miles of gravel road In Dummerston;
two miles In HIghgato near the Interna
tional line of macadum.
There will be 4.3 miles constructed in
Bridgewatqr which will be a continuation
of the work done last year In Sherburne;
while there will be of a mil done In
Irasburg as a continuation of the Coven-try-Irasburg
Job worked upon last tall.
On the road between Royalton and Beth
el five miles will bo constructed of gravel;
beginning near tho work done in East
Montpelier on the special appropriation
a little over n mile of road will be con
structed into East Montpelier village,
while there Is some .73 of a mile being
surveyed In Barnet between the village
of that name and Mclndoes as well as
about .7 of a mile being surveyed In St.
Albans town upon which the data Is not
yet ready. Other projects are under con
sideration, but nothing definite has been
settled as yet regarding these.
Washington, Jan. 9. Firmly, but In a
dignified and courteous manner, the
Netherlands government will refuse to
comply with the prospective demand ot
the allies for the surrender of Count
William Hohenzollem, former German,
emperor. Strong intimations to this ef
fect were given to-day in the best Inform
ed diplomatic quarters.
The character of the Dutch reply to
the expected allied communication call
ing for tho surrender of the former Teu
tonic cmporor will depend largely on tha
text of tho note sent to Tho Hague. Re
gardless of the nature of tho allied com
munication, however, It wits doclared to
day that Holland's laws will determine
the issue for Tho Netherlands govern
ment. The laws are said to contain no
provisions authorizing the extradition ot
Count Hohenzollern, who Is said to bo in
tho cntegory of a political refugee,
seeking asylum, and not that of a crim
inal fugitive from Justice.
No secret is made in Dutch circles of
the embarrassment Holland has suffered
by reason of the action of Count Hohen
zollern In planting himself in the Neth
erlands, Nevertheless It la felt that tha
sanctity of the asylum must bo upheld.
Tho jiosltion of tho United States gov
ernment has been to question the ndvisa-.
blllty of tho proposed trial of the Kalsor,
on tho ground that nolther recognized
International law nor precedent Justify
such a procedure.
Northfiold, Jan. 9, Tho election ol
Dnnlel D. Steele of Manchester, N. H as
'captain of the Norwich University foot
ball team wns announced to-day. The
schedule for the eleven was given out nt
tho same time, ns follows:
Septembor 23, Rensselaer Polytechnic at
Troy; October 2, Dartmouth at Hanover,
N. H.; 9, Colby at Wntcrvlllc. Me,; 16,
Tufts at Medford, Mass.; 23 Clarkson ut
Northtleld; 30, Mlddlebury at Northfleld:
November 0, University of Vermont at
Burlington; 13, Boston University at Bob
ton; 20, (pending) New York Agricultural
Institute nt Brooklyn.
Montpelier, Jnn, 8. George L. Agel ot
Burlington was admttted to the practlca
of lnw to-day by taking tho oath In Su
preme Court. He passed tho examination'
last fall, but had not fulfilled his length:
of time In study, having completed lb
now. Upon motion of E, II, Deavltt. chair
man of the hoard of bar examiners h
was to-day admitted to the bar, ,

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